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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 4/19/2017
Career Data Updated: 4/19/2017

PHOTO: Carrie Lam (Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor)
Carrie Lam (Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor) 林郑月娥
Chief Executive, Central People's Government, Hong Kong SAR
Born: 1957
Birthplace: Hong Kong SAR

Biography Highlight

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, female, winner of Great Bauhinia Medal in 2016, is a native of Hong Kong. She was born in Hong Kong in 1957. After she graduated from St. Francis' Canossian College (SFCC), she entered Hong Kong University to study Social Science. After she graduated from Hong Kong University, Lam joined the civil service in 1980 and has served in various bureaus and departments. She was the Chief Secretary under the Leung Chun-ying administration since 2012. In April 2017, she was elected Chief Executive-designate of Hong Kong SAR.

Recent Career Data

2017— Chief Executive, Central People's Government Hong Kong SAR
2016 (Won Great Bauhinia Medal)
2012—2017 Chief Secretary for Administration, Central People's Government Hong Kong SAR
2007—2012 Director, Central People's Government, Development Bureau Hong Kong SAR
2006— Executive Secretary-General, Central People's Government, Civil Affairs Bureau Hong Kong SAR
2004—2006 Director, Chinese Embassy, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office United Kingdom, London
2003—2004 Executive Secretary-General, Central People's Government, House and Planning, Land Resources Affairs Bureau Hong Kong SAR
2000—2003 Director, Central People's Government, Social Welfare Department Hong Kong SAR
1996—2000 Deputy Director, Central People's Government, Treasury Bureau Hong Kong SAR

Recent Travel & Appearances

06/15/20 Carrie Lam says the national security legislation will help restore stability in Hong Kong, and protect the life and property, basic rights and freedoms of the overwhelming majority of residents.
06/02/20 Carrie Lam says national security legislation to safeguard HKSAR shows the commitment of the central authorities, while some foreign countries applied double standards on the matter.
04/25/20 Carrie Lam says that the HKSAR needs to remain alert though the region has seen a significant drop in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases recently.
01/14/20 Carrie Lam unveiled 10 new livelihood initiatives to benefit over a million grassroots and underprivileged locals
01/13/20 At 13th Asian Financial Forum, Carrie Lam says Hong Kong's strengths and resilience have not been undermined in face of social unrest

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